A rare chance to see a reading of work by local playwright John Drinkwater, performed by members of Woodhouse and the Leytonstone Library play reading group.
Drinkwater was born in Leytonstone in 1882. His father was a schoolmaster. Drinkwater’s first big playwrighting success came in 1918 with the play Abraham Lincoln. During his day, John Drinkwater was a popular poet and playwright. Bird in the Hand, a comedy drama was written in 1927. It was first performed at Birmingham in September 1927 and had its London opening at the Royalty Theatre in April 1928.